04-02-2012, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by spectralflux
as i have never really kept plecos my questions are as fallowed
1.) how much space dose it need tank wise
I would suggest at least a 75g, a 90g would be ideal.
2.) why are my platys kinda of avoiding it
large plecos can be pretty aggressive, on top of that he has been living in a dark pond for a while an now he is in a very bright tank. My guess is he thrashes at them when they get close
3.) is there any hiding places it will need
Hiding places will help him feel more comfortable. You can use rocks or wood to create areas he can hide out in.
4.) should i feed it any thing extra
he will need his own food, if thats what you need. veggie wafers are a good staple but you may want to supplement with fresh veggies.
thank you in advance for your help
Oh, and the pleco you have is a Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps